Stuck in the Middle?


 
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Stuck in the Middle?
Dave Coley
Why is getting stuck in the middle (=mixing the 3 types of competitive advantage) so problematic? Could an intelligent mix of these 3 be preferable?
 

 
Mixed strategy = unprofitable
Gary Hawkins
If a firm does not dedicate itself to one of the 3 strategies by Porter, it will almost certainly suffer from poor profitability. Why? Because it will...Sign up
 

 
Multiple business units
Magnus
Porter mentioned that is is possible that firms create multiple seperate business units and can then realize multiple strategies....Sign up
 

 
Three-circle analysis
Jane
As it happens I am just reading an interesting short article in the HBR (Nov 2007) from professors Urbany and Davis on competitive advantage. They dev...Sign up
 

 
Stuck in the middle is not so bad
David
From experience I think that practically 'stuck in the middle' is not nearly as bad in reality as it may seem from a scholarship angle. Lots of custom...Sign up
 

 
Stuck in the middle and environment
C J Jacobs
A common theme of current strategic thinking is the relationship between an organisationís resources and capabilities as well as the way these are pos...Sign up
 

 
Porter on Stuck in the Middle
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
In Competitive Advantage (p 17) Porter says: "A firm that is stuck in the middle will earn attractive profits only if the structure of the industry is...Sign up
 

 
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Fereidoon, Student (MBA), Iran, Member
Don't forget trade-off because of them you can't be better than who specially active in one of those fields... With mix you just blur your strategy....Sign up
 

 
Could 'Stuck in the Middle' Be Applied to Service Industry?
Adeola Olisawo, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member
I found the 'stuck in the middle' discussion interesting and I am trying to learn something from your comments... But could this 'stuck in the middle'...Sign up
 

 
 


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